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Magazine Island

UNPATROLLED BEACH
Beach Number:
qld0863
Includes Beaches:
riverway lagoon
State/Region:
QLD Townsville
Post Code:
4810
Length:
0.2km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
1/10 (Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
ross river (east)  (1.2km) the strand  (2km) sandfly creek  (2.1km) kissing point  (2.9km) rowes bay  (4.5km)

Beach

Magazine Island is part of the port of Townsville and has been heavily modified by port development. Along the east side of the island, toward the mouth of Ross River, is a narrow, 200 m long strip of sand between the road and the creek. While the creek is used by boats for access to the bay, the beach is not recommended for swimming owing to the tidal flats adjacent to the beach, boat traffic and strong tidal currents in the creek that parallels the beach.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Seawall Seawall

Regulation Symbols

    SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.

    Last updated: 20/03/2009 13:25:23

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    There is no beach service this week.

    STATISTICS

    July 2016 - June 2017

    Rescues:
    19
    First Aids:
    227
    Preventative Actions:
    6137

    The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Riverway Lagoon (Lifeguards)

    Hazards

    • Irukandji Irukandji
    • Bluebottles Bluebottles
    • Chironex Chironex
    • Crocodiles Crocodiles
    • High Tide Range High Tide Range

    Service Providers

    SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.

    WEATHER

    Fri, 01 Jul 07:00 pm

    TOWNSVILLE (5 km)


    Mostly clear.
    21.70 °C
    E/9 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    FriSatSunMonTueWed
    26° 18° 25° 18° 24° 17° 25° 19° 26° 20° 26° 19°

    WATER

    24

    Issued at Fri, 01 Jul 14:03

    SWELL FORECAST

    Friday
    Saturday
    Sunday
    Monday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • SSE
      9 km/h
      0.2m
    • ESE
      16 km/h
      0.4m
    • SSE
      13 km/h
      0.7m
    • ESE
      17 km/h
      1m
    • SSE
      13 km/h
      0.8m
    • ESE
      16 km/h
      1m
    • SE
      13 km/h
      0.7m
    • ESE
      15 km/h
      0.7m

    Townsville issued at Thu, 30 Jun 17:47

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Cape Bowling Green during the afternoon and evening. Inshore afternoon sea breezes 10 to15 knots.
    Swell:
    East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
    Seas:
    breezes 10 to15 knots.
    Weather:
    Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

    UV INDEX

    7



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    TODAY'S TIDE

    • low
      01:07
      1.16m
    • high
      06:21
      2.88m
    • low
      13:06
      0.45m
    • high
      19:21
      3.43m

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    Townsville issued at Fri, 01 Jul 19:52

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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